Microsoft to buy Skype in $8.5bn deal

Software giant to acquire internet phone service as Microsoft attempts to compete with rivals.

    Microsoft has announced it's making its biggest ever acquisition - it will buy the Internet phone service Skype for $8.5bn dollars.

    The software is so popular, it's now become a verb, meaning to make an internet call or video chat.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from New York with more on the deal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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